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Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1971, cum laude
  • M.B.A., Harvard University, 1971, with high distinction; Baker Scholar
  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1966, Durant Scholar

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Other Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Transfer Pricing Committee, and other international committees

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Co-Chair, IRS/George Washington University Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation, 2000-2001; Member, Advisory Board, 1995-Present

Member, District of Columbia Bar, Taxation Section

Patricia Gimbel Lewis

Senior Counsel, Washington, D.C.
(202) 862-5017
plewis@capdale.com | v-card | PDF

Patricia Gimbel Lewis is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office, having started with the firm in 1971.

Services

Ms. Lewis' practice focuses on international transfer pricing issues, competent authority matters, and other aspects of international taxation. This includes tax planning advice on compliance with U.S. and foreign transfer pricing rules in connection with ongoing business operations or business transactions, as well as assistance in the event of tax audits and other administrative controversies. A particular emphasis is the negotiation of advance pricing agreements (APAs) between taxpayers, the IRS, and foreign tax authorities.

Highlights

Ms. Lewis represents businesses in many industries, including financial services. She has worked with major U.S.-based multinationals as well as U.S. affiliates of foreign corporations, involving cross-border transactions with Japan, the United Kingdom, France, India, Canada, Brazil, Sweden and Germany, among others. Ms. Lewis was particularly active in the fight to protect the confidentiality of APAs from unwarranted disclosure.

Professional Activities

  • Member, United States Council for International Business (USCIB), 2013-Present
  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee, D.C. Bar Taxation Section, 1992-1995
  • Member, IRS Commissioner's Advisory Group, 1994-1996

Awards & Rankings

  • Chambers USA, 2008-2019
  • The Legal 500, Leading Lawyer, 2011-2013; Recommended, 2014-Present
  • The Legal 500, International Tax Team of the Year, 2014-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Women in the Law, International Tax and Employee Benefits, 2016; Listed 2003-Present
  • Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, 2008-2012, Washington, D.C. 2008-Present
  • Fortune Magazine, Women Leaders in the Law, 2014
  • Expert Guides' The Best of the Best, Transfer Pricing, 2014-Present
  • Expert Guides' World's Leading Women in Business Law, Transfer Pricing, 2010-Present
  • Expert Guides' World's Leading Tax Advisers, 2008, 2014-Present
  • Expert Guides' World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers, 2003-Present
  • The Washingtonian, Top Lawyer, 2017-Present
  • Lexology, Client Choice, Corporate Tax, Washington, D.C., 2019
  • World Tax, Tax Controversy Leaders, 2019 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™
  • World Tax, Women in Tax Leaders, 2019 - Present

Recent News

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Speaking Engagements

Ms. Lewis regularly speaks before large groups on topics relating to international tax and transfer pricing.  Groups include the ABA Taxation Section, IRS, Tax Executives Institute, IRS/GWU International Tax Institute, and International Fiscal Association.  Below is a list of Ms. Lewis' recent speaking engagements.

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Recent Publications

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